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2013 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Hosts Community Health Seminars
CLEARWATER, Fla., (Sept. 19, 2013) -Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend free health seminars in October focusing on activity, menopause, and atrial fibrillation. The health seminars will be presented at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers.

Creating Your Activity Road Map
Wednesday, Oct. 9
10 a.m.
Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Rooms A&B, 455 Pinellas Street, Clearwater

Learn about exercise options for diabetics in this session presented by an exercise physiologist.

Menopause and Women’s Health Concerns
Wednesday, Oct. 9
12:30 p.m.
YMCA of the Suncoast, Teen Room, 1005 S Highland Ave., Clearwater

Ob/gyn Alexis Lipton, MD, will discuss hormone replacement therapy and other treatments for menopause, as well as abnormal symptoms that can indicate bigger problems.

Keeping Kids at a Healthy Weight
Wednesday, Oct. 9
6:30 p.m.
Ross Norton Park Recreation Center, Classroom, 1426 S Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater

Join pediatrician Kathryn McNeely, MD, as part of the Parent Power Lecture Series to learn more about the importance of a healthy diet for your kids.

Improve Your Memory
Wednesday, Oct. 16
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Join neurologist Diana Pollock, MD, to learn about the various techniques used to improve memory. The discussion, part of the Wellness Wednesdays Lecture Series, will include cognitive training, neurofeedback, and posit science to help you develop better memory skills.

The Weight and Heart Health Link
Wednesday, Oct. 16
5:30 p.m.
Dunedin Community Center, The Elliott Room, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin

Recent studies show that obesity can cause the heart's upper left chamber to become enlarged and develop an overly rapid heartbeat. This condition, called atrial fibrillation, increases the risk of stroke, especially for women. Cardiologist Wayne Cheng, MD, will explain ways in which weight can jeopardize heart health and how you can adopt a more heart healthy lifestyle.

Ask Your Educator: Panel Discussion
Wednesday, Oct. 23
10 a.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 1-3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Two certified diabetes educators will be available for a question and answer panel discussion about diabetes.

Preventing Dementia
Monday, Oct. 28
2 p.m.
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Neuropsychologist Angela McBride, PhD, will review factors associated with lowering one’s risk of dementia, as well as tips for improving memory, as part of the Medical Matters Lecture Series.

Diabetes Self-Care for Exercise
Wednesday, Oct. 30
10 a.m.
Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

A certified diabetes educator will discuss how to manage your blood sugar while exercising.

Could You Have an Aneursym?
Wednesday, Oct. 30
6 p.m.
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Neurosurgeon Carrie Shulman, MD, will describe what an aneurysm is, who is at risk, how they are diagnosed, and what treatment options are available.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 253-4076, or visit:

About Morton Plant Mease
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at